Based in Turin, Juventus is an Italian professional football club, which is popular across the world.
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Founded in 1897, is the third oldest club of Italy and has been in the series A since 1929 with only the exception of the season 2006-07. Juventus was a Sport-club founded by a group of Torinese students, and Eugenio Canfari went on to become the first president of the club.
Due to its tradition of success and extraordinary performances it has become a symbol of the nation’s Italianata (“Italianness”). It has played an instrumental role in World Cup victory for Italy in 1934, 1982 and 2006 which has earned it widespread support in Italy and Italian immigrants elsewhere in the world.
It is undisputedly the most successful club in Italian football’s history with 61 official titles on national and international stage and is ranked fourth in Europe for winning the most number of trophies. It has won 32 official league titles, 11 Coppa Italia titles, 7 Supercoppa Italiana titles. Amongst international titles it has won 2 Intercontinental Cups, 2 Champions Leagues, 1 European Cup Winners' Cup, 3 UEFA Cups, 1 UEFA Intertoto Cup and 2 UEFA Super Cups. Some of its most successful players have been Alessandro Del Piero, with maximum appearances of 705, Zinedine Zidane and Gianluigi Buffon who set a new serie A record of not conceding a goal for 974 minutes during the 2015-16 season.
In the 2015-16 season Juventus has continued its winning streak by retaining both the series-A championship and Coppa Italia. The current squad is packed with stars like Miralem Pjanic, Gianluigi Buffon, Simone Zaza and Paulo Dybala and is managed by Massimiliano Allegri.